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Learning Chinese Characters


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Table of Contents

Introductiono The nature and purpose of the book o Chinese characters (Building blocks, etc.)o Visual imagery and stories o Learning strategieso How to write Chinese characters o More about Chinese charactersThe Characterso Chapter 1:20 characters o Chapter 2:30 characters o Chapter 3:50 characterso The remaining chapters (approximately ten of them): 700 charactersIndexeso Syllable chart o List of building blocks o Alphabetical keyword indexo Alphabetical pronunciation index o oFast finder oe character index

About the Author

Alison Matthews is a statistician who has worked in the oil, aviation, tourism, medical and software industries.

Laurence Matthews is the author of the Kanji Fast Finder and Chinese Character Fast Finder books.


"When I got Tuttle Learning Chinese Characters, I immediately knew that I had found the answers to all those years of searching. This book is everything I would have wished for learning basic Chinese." blog
"A great Memorization Tool for Characters." blog
"Outstanding approach for mnemonics to learn the Chinese characters. Easy and well structured, it builds on itself. Generally, I can read about half the Chinese characters I see now, and I have a framework for learning the remainder. A great place to start Mandarin studies." -Goodreads
"Studying Chinese characters is an exercise in getting individual masses of strokes to form meaning in one's mind. Learning Chinese Characters: A Revolutionary New Way to Learn and Remember the 800 Most Basic Chinese Characters, published by Tuttle, helps this process with a comprehensive method using story and image." -Vision Times blog
"I highly recommend this approach to learning Chinese characters, especially for those who aren't native speakers and need motivation in the learning process." blog
"Tuttle Learning Chinese Characters by Alison Matthews and Laurence Matthews is an excellent beginners book! I really wanted to learn this for making some fun and beautiful cards and messages on scrapbook pages! Plus, the bonus of learning characters in Chinese! I know how popular characters are for tattooing and always wondered how about making some decorative cards with a character or few to design it!" -Test Try Results blog
"The teaching strategy of this book uses mnemonics for Chinese character learning. It introduces the formation methods of Chinese characters and breaks down the characters to basic parts (radicals). This is a good teaching resource and reference for non-native speaking parents." -Miss Panda Chinese

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